It looks like Nokia has a few tricks up its sleeve in the near future as a blurry photo reveals a number of unreleased and unannounced handsets. First is the N97 mini, which is easily distinguished from the full-sized N97 due to its lack of a d-pad on the keyboard. Next is a device that looks much like the 5800 XpressMusic, except the one pictured above (to the right of the N97 and N97 mini) has a chrome bezel. Could it be the rumored 5900XM? The white slider below the N97 mini has us baffled and yet completely uninterested. We’re also guessing that the black slider pictured to the next to the 5900XM is the same handset as the white slider, though the blur-factor makes it a bit tough to tell. Bottom line: 1) Expect a few new devices next month from Nokia World and 2) Nokia has a thing for chrome.
We know, Europeans, we know. Despite the fact that you typically get your hands on sexy new Nokia handsets well before we do, the recent announcement of the AT&T-bound Nokia Surge made you insane with jealousy. How could your precious Nokia drop such a gem in the US and ignore Europe completely? Well you can stop plotting your hostile takeover of Espoo now as Nokia has just announced the 6760 slide. The specs are nearly identical to the US version and it still has a face only a mother could love. Also, just to keep you feeling special, the 6760 slide will rock a 3.2 megapixel camera as opposed to the paltry 2 megapixel shooter in AT&T’s Surge. Not surprisingly, Nokia is billing the 6760 slide as a social networking phone and will surely continue to drop the word “Twitter” and variants thereof like its life, or handset, depended on it. In all seriousness though, this puppy is definitely a sold tween messenger that can be had on the cheap — definitely worth a look for the young’n in your life. The 6760 slide will be available in various markets around the world some time this quarter for €199 before subsidies.
“Now you can carry your clique with you in your pocket.” That is the line that opens Nokia and AT&T’s press releases with regards to the announcement of the The Handset Formerly Known as Mako. As you might imagine from the tone of this opening sentence, this puppy has tween written all over it. Earlier this month we learned that the S60-powered Nokia Surge 6790 would launch in the mid-July time frame and sure enough, here we are. We gave you some exclusive hands on goodness a month and a half ago but just in case your interest wasn’t completely diminished at that point in time, here are the highlights from the release:
- 2.0 megapixel camera – Customers can capture quality photos with color camera and 4X digital zoom
- AT&T Navigator – AT&T Navigator provides audible turn-by-turn directions, monitors traffic and alerts users when there is a slowdown or incident
- AT&T Mobile Music – Customers can listen and download their favorite music from Napster Mobile, eMusic Mobile, XM Radio and more over the air
- AT&T Video Share – The first-ever service in the U.S. that allows users to share live video over wireless devices while participating in a voice call
- JuiceCaster – Customers can share videos and pictures from their wireless device to the Web’s most popular sites including Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and Flickr
The Nokia Surge will be available online and in stores starting this Sunday, July 19th, for $79.99 after mail-in rebate on a 2-year contract. The line forms to the left.
A Qik video posted to YouTube shows off the many sides of the Nokia 6790 Surge, codenamed Mako, headed soon to AT&T. The unusually shaped handset has already been spec’d and exclusively photographed in detail of course, so the only real takeaway beyond the release name of the handset is the fact that it will allegedly drop around the middle of this month. The author of the video also claims the Surge will be well-priced, though he notes that pricing details are not yet finalized. Hit the jump if you just can’t resist checking out this little budget messaging machine on video.